Career as a Performing Artist
Performers are responsible for entertaining others during a performance. There are many careers that fall under the category of the performing arts. These include composing and playing music, choreography, dancing, acting, directing and producing, among other forms of expression and entertainment. While activities vary by career, most of the performing arts involve a specific talent or skill that is used to entertain a live or remote audience, which can include filmed and televised shows or musical recordings. While each discipline is associated with a specific skill set, all performing artists are expected to be creative and persistent and excel in developing interpersonal relationships. Physical stamina and teamwork are key for actors and dancers; Those pursuing careers in the dramatic arts should have good memorization, reading and writing skills. In addition to discipline and musical talent, musicians and singers will need to know how to promote themselves. Students who are interested in careers as producers and directors should develop skills in communication and management.